NEW! Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts
On Feb. 25, we celebrated a landmark announcement for Mount Allison's Fine Arts program with a $5-million gift from Canada's most notable patrons of the arts — Toronto entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist Pierre Lassonde.
In recognition of this new investment and commitment to arts education — the University has announced the naming of the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts at Mount Allison.
This gift will launch a number of new projects and programs within the School, designed to enrich the student-artist experience at Mount Allison. This includes new entrance and upper year scholarships; internship opportunities; and a dynamic artist-in-residence program, giving students direct access to notable Canadian and international artists as part of their studies.
Our goal is to provide students with a deepened awareness of themselves and their place in their environment, community and culture, through study and production of the visual arts. Our curriculum balances intellectual and hands-on exploration of the visual arts, training students to become professional artists in a rigorous, student-centered learning environment. Fine Arts courses are instructed by practicing Artists and Art Historians whose courses are designed and coordinated to establish a strong foundation in all facets of the visual arts. Research and production in the visual arts is integral to the development and expression of cultural identities that can both reflect and challenge the values and norms of our pluralistic society. In a rapidly changing environment we prepare students with skills and abilities in Fine Arts that will enable them to find a place in the diverse cultures and values of Canada and the world.
Department of Fine Arts
The Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts
Mount Allison University
152 Main Street
Sackville, New Brunswick
t (506) 364-2490